To Our Amazing Early Learning Providers, Teachers & Educators...
I think we can all agree it has been a wild couple of months!! Here's what we know now.

EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE IS ESSENTIAL!

We ( those immersed in the child care industry) know without a doubt, that early learning and nurturing learning environments make a positive difference in the lives of young children.

As the children you care for and educate come back to your site or as you re-open and welcome children back, please be on the look out for emotional stress.

The children you are welcoming back lost their daily routine, their trusted teacher connection, friends, learning, and so much more when COVID-19 abruptly changed their lives.

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County has partnered with Eric Mundt, a licensed marriage and family therapist. You may want to encourage parents who may have suffered a devastating job loss or loss of a family member due to COVID-19 to call Eric and his team. This resource is for you, your families, and most important...Palm Beach County's young children.

561.503.3059

As always, remember -- you are mandatory reporters for any suspicion for child abuse or neglect.

With Gratitude and Admiration,

All Of Us @ The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
Special Invitation | Provider Webinar
Mini-Grants, Curriculum Reimbursement, and More.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
In conjunction with the Office of Early Learning, the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County is offering several noteworthy programs that we want to be sure you are taking full advantage of while they last.

These programs/offers can save you significant money and help offset some of the expenses and loss of revenue during the recent months.

  • 3 Mini-Grant Opportunities
  • Curriculum Subsidy
  • First Responder Bonus Program for Providers
  • Q & A

It is sure to be an informative webinar! We hope you or someone from your team can join us. Please click on the link below to register for the webinar.
A Special Note from New Board Member: Jeremy Bowerman
"I believe every child in Palm Beach County should have the opportunity to succeed in school and life, and that effective, early learning environments provide the essential foundation for this success."
In Case You Missed It | June 4 Webinar
Open Providers Helping Providers Re-Open
Important Reminders | Upcoming Deadlines
Mini-Grants & Curriculum Reimbursement
Curriculum Reimbursement Opportunity
Please note that the  Questions & Answers  document and the  Reimbursement Fillable Form  are both available at the  newly created Curriculum Reimbursement page on our website.

These changes reflect the extension of the dates in accordance with Florida Department of Education (DOE) Order No. 2020-EO-02, Waivers: Wave 2 - Highlights (as of May 13, 2020).  Please see the link here for a PDF Copy of the New Order , for your reference.
Early Learning Activities | Week Twelve
Letter 'O' for Ordering & Sequencing
Monday, June 8
YouTube | Letter of the Week Activity
LETTER O FOR ORDERING & SEQUENCING
Tuesday, June 9
YouTube | Social-Emotional Activity
PATTERNS WITH NATURE
Tuesday, June 9
YouTube | Group Activity
MISSING LETTERS
Wednesday, June 10
YouTube | Literacy Activity
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT & BOOK SHARING
Don't miss these fan favorites!
*TOMORROW*
Thursday, June 11
YouTube | Group Activity
MAKING PIZZA
Thursdays @ 1 PM...
Join Us via... Facebook Live!
ORDERING CHILDREN'S TOYS
...All-New Every Friday
Watch For Our...  Friday Feature!
YouTube Video | Kids In The Kitchen
Free Provider Coaching Now Available
Our Quality Supports team is now providing an alternative to face-to-face coaching where coaching conversations are conducted on a web based video conference! Virtual Coaching supports the connection between the teacher and the coach who collaborate together in sharing ideas, strategies and resources. It enables coaches to continue to provide support to educators.


Virtual Coaching supports the following:
  • Trusting Relationships & Build Connected-ness (teacher & coach)
  • Establish Open & Effective Communication (teacher & coach)
  • Facilitate Continued Professional Development
  • Provide Support to Achieve Quality Teacher-Child Interactions
  • Create and Accomplish Targeted Goals

Request support by contacting our Technical Assistance Manager,  Ms. Lina Galiano:
Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism
Our friends at Sesame Street partnered with CNN to broadcast  family-friendly town hall events . Their all-new 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism,” aired this past weekend. Click here to watch the recording of this special opportunity.

The show talked to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and ways to be more empathetic and understanding. Big Bird joined CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill to moderate the event. They were joined by "Sesame Street" characters -- including Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita -- and other experts answering questions submitted by families.
Additional Resources and Information
Early Learning-Related + COVID-19 Updates
Early Learning | Free Courses on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The University of Florida Lastinger Center has several courses on re-opening, CDC guidelines, and best practices as it comes to Health & Safety.

June is National Safety Month!
Given the current state of the world, now more than ever, safety is crucial. The Early Learning Coalition is promoting this campaign, as National Safety Month focuses on saving lives and preventing injuries, from the workplace to anyplace. We encourage parents to visit the   National Safety Council  &   CDC   websites for more information about the different areas of safety. Review  our dedicated June Awareness page   for all the latest information. 
Coronavirus Relief Fund Rent and Utilities Assistance Program
The Palm Beach County Community Services Department (CSD) announces the Coronavirus Relief Fund Rent and Utilities Assistance Program will be offered to residents effective June 5. Please click here for more details .
USDA's Pandemic EBT Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved Florida's request to implement the Pandemic EBT program across the state. Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, will provide nutrition benefits to the families of more than 2 million children eligible for free or reduced - price lunches, and is administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Click here to review the P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) .
Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Mandated Reporting Information
These items serve to reminder us how important the role of a teacher and child care provider is to our children and society. As mandated reporters of any and all suspected abuse and neglect, please review the attachments provided as guidance in one of our latest e-mail blasts to all of our amazing educators and child care providers. Click here to read a copy of the e-mail .
Be Sweet & Tweet!
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Every child in Palm Beach County is Ready to Succeed in School and Life.